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Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
Contributor(s): Lekuton, Joseph (Author), Viola, Herman (Author)

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ISBN: 0792272978     ISBN-13: 9780792272977
Publisher: National Geographic Society
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: October 2005

Annotation: Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Biography & Autobiography - Cultural, Ethnic & Regional
- Young Adult Nonfiction | People & Places - Africa
- Young Adult Nonfiction | Boys & Men
Dewey: B
Age Level: 12-UP
Grade Level: 7-UP
Lexile Measure: 720(Not Available)
Guided Reading: T (Grade 5)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 5.26" W x 8.26" (0.35 lbs) 127 pages
- Cultural Region - East Africa
Features: Ikids, Price on Product, Table of Contents
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 72261
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 4.0
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